God feels our pain. You can read the material here or download a PDF.
I was busy meditating during my lunch break, when I felt God’s indescribable love and started writing this on my tablet. I started crying and felt overwhelmed by it. This does not happen often to me. It was an amazing experience.
There is a lot of pain in this world (Romans 6:23). I want you to know something very important, something that can be life changing when you get it.
God feels your pain. What a punchline. How can God, the creator of heaven and earth and everything in them care enough about me to even feel my pain? Does God have the time to care about me? Does he really want to help us when we are hurting?
Some people are so overcome with their present pain and the hurt that they feel that suicide starts to look appealing.
God is uniquely qualified to feel and help us carry our pain because Jesus Christ became flesh and lived here on earth. When He died on the cross He carried not only our sin, but our sadness and our pain as well.
God loves us:
God is not too busy to hold your hand and guide you today, neither is He too busy or unwilling to help us to carry our pain. At times it can feel like this world is so full of pain. We might even ask ourselves questions like, if God is a God of love why is there so much pain and suffering on earth? How can God allow all these things to happen to people?
In this life there will be many unanswered questions. But I want you to know that God has empathy [which is different from sympathy and saying, shame you poor dear]. This world is in a fallen condition because sin entered the world and distorted it. God gave us free will and we have the opportunity to turn to Him and be comforted by Him or to stay away from Him.
The famous poem called, Footsteps, is an example of this. God has always carried us through when we felt like we were in the deepest, darkest moments / seasons of our lives.
Don’t loose hope! This is what the devil wants us to do. To accept that this is all there is and that pain and suffering is all that there is. That we need to make decisions based on fear and pain.
One day He will dry every tear (Revelation 21:4), He has collected every tear. Did you know that? God has collected every tear, every heartfelt moment He has experienced with us.
We take courage as Romans 8:28 gives us hope that God will use what the enemy has meant to maim and cripple us for His purposes. God wants to be the One that we turn to when life is hard, when nothing makes sense, when the pain is overwhelming. When it feels like your heart has broken into a million tiny pieces and you sit there crying because you don’t think you will ever be whole again. In those moments God wants to comfort us, to be there for us, These can be moments of healing if we allow Him in, instead of setting up camp in the Valley of Death.
The Psalmist wrote that even when go through the Valley of Death I will fear no evil (Psalm 23:4). Have you ever imagined what the Valley of Death must look like and what it must be like to go through such a place? Note that they say when I go through, not when I decided that this is where is I will stay?
There are moments of pain and anxiety, but we need to allow God to carry us through them. You are not destined to spend the rest of your life here! Even though it is a very painful place to be you need to know that this is not what you are destined for! God wants to take you through these places, but we need to draw near to Him when we find ourselves here, not say to ourselves, “Well, this is as good as it gets I suppose.”
The righteous shall walk by faith (Romans 1:17), there are times when that walk will be painful and difficult. But we can experience God’s love and protection even in these times – if we run to Him during these moments.
- 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
- Romans 5:3-5
- Matthew 12:20
- 1 John 4:16